Whiteboard Blog Review of the Year : Top 10 Posts of 2013
Jan02

Whiteboard Blog Review of the Year : Top 10 Posts of 2013

As we begin 2014, just a quick blog post to cast a look back over the last 12 months and to highlight the top 10 posts from 2013. My blogging suffered a little during 2013 as I worked on my Masters Dissertation, but I’ll be a little more focused for 2014 now that’s out of the way. Here are the top 10 most-read posts for 2013: 1. How to connect your iPad to your Interactive Whiteboard 2. 6 Creative Tools for Displaying...

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The Whiteboard Blog is 5 years old : Top posts of 2012
Dec04

The Whiteboard Blog is 5 years old : Top posts of 2012

The Whiteboard Blog is 5 years old! I can’t believe how time has flown. When I started I wasn’t sure I’d be able to keep blogging regularly enough, but I’ve stuck at it and, apart from the odd period of writers block or extreme workload, have managed to keep the blog posts coming. Over the years the number of hits per day has steadily grown until last week I had to finally bite the bullet and move to a...

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Summer Hiatus
Jul31

Summer Hiatus

You may have noticed a slight drop in blog posts over the last fortnight, I’m taking a bit of a summer hiatus for a few weeks. There’s a small sporting event taking place in London right now (you might have heard of it!) which is taking up a lot of my time parked in front of the TV. I’m also trying to finish my latest assignment for my M.Ed, which is also causing a lot of distractions, oh and I’m also off to...

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Learning Spot Lessons Giveaway – The Winners
Jun18

Learning Spot Lessons Giveaway – The Winners

A few weeks back I ran a competition to win some free resources from Learning Spot Lessons / Carson Dellosa. The random number generator has chosen 5 lucky winners, who are: MaryEileen Rufkahr Heather Temske S Prihar Roy Bird Jan Wells Someone from Learning Spot will be in touch via email with details on how to download your free unit. Congratulations to the winners. If you didn’t win, you can still register and download a free...

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An Ed Tech Blog Carnival 2012 : Call for submissions
Jan16

An Ed Tech Blog Carnival 2012 : Call for submissions

Update – the carnival post can be found here After running an Education Tech Blog Carnival last year, I put the idea on the back burner for a while. Having met up with a few bloggers over the weekend I’ve decided to have another go. So here’s the idea: Any blogger who is in the field of education (teacher, librarian, adviser, consultant etc) and is interested in technology writes a blog post about something related...

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Merry Christmas from the Whiteboard Blog
Dec22

Merry Christmas from the Whiteboard Blog

It’s that time of year again! Wishing all my readers a very merry Christmas and a very happy new year. Thanks for all your support over the past 12 months, and here’s to 2012!  ...

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Another year of the Whiteboard Blog – Top 10 posts of 2011
Dec05

Another year of the Whiteboard Blog – Top 10 posts of 2011

The Whiteboard Blog is 4 years old today! So as it gets another year older, so it’s time for another review of some of the more popular blog posts of the past year, in case you missed them the first time around. Here are the top 10 posts on the blog, in terms of hits, since December 2010. 20 Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers Free online graph paper generator 11 Ideas for Music Lessons on your Interactive Whiteboard 8...

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Soft Power Education – Uganda Volunteer Project
Nov19

Soft Power Education – Uganda Volunteer Project

A quick plug. The daughter of a friend of mine was raising money for the Soft Power Education charity on Thursday at the Collaborate for Change Event. I’d just like to do a quick post to raise awareness of the charity. Soft Power Education is working with communities in Uganda to improve quality of life through education. Our funding comes from overland groups, independent travellers and sponsors from around the world. Every...

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Interactive Whiteboard Training from Think Bank
Oct17

Interactive Whiteboard Training from Think Bank

A short commecial plug. I’ve mentioned before that I am a freelance interactive whiteboard trainer – I specialise in the main on delivering training in Interactive Whiteboards (Smart/Promethean) and also on Science training for teachers and student teachers. As an interactive whiteboard trainer I regularly deliver bespoke training sessions on how to use interactive whiteboards in schools and colleges around the UK plus...

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Technology Back in 1990. How Things Have Changed
Sep27

Technology Back in 1990. How Things Have Changed

As students head back to university, and the ritual that is Fresher’s Week begins again, I’m reminded that it’s now 21 years since a rather nervous student made his way up to Birmingham University to start a degree in Biological Science. And it got me thinking about how the technology available to those students starting today is a whole world away. So yes I’ve now reached the stage when I can make students...

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Is joined up writing a dying art? Should we care?
Sep19

Is joined up writing a dying art? Should we care?

This was a story from that bastion of Middle England the Daily Mail over the weekend, essentially bemoaning the fact that pupils cannot do joined up writing since they spend too long on a keyboard. So is this a problem? The Daily Mail regularly turns the fact that “things aren’t what they used to be” into a news story – so they’re obviously going to jump on this kind of thing. Plus there are always going...

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Malware Warnings – an update
Sep04

Malware Warnings – an update

I’ve had a few messages recently that this blog was being flagged up by Google Chrome/Firefox browsers as being suspected of distributing malware. I’m aware of these issues and have been taking steps to address them. It appears that the WordPress theme that I’ve been using had been making use of a plugin called TimThumb, and that it was this plugin that had been flagged as a security risk. I have since installed a...

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